Did you know that demand for computer support specialists is projected to grow 11% from 2016–2026, which is faster than the average for all occupations? But only 45% of American high schools teach computer science?
In honor of National IT Professionals Day earlier this week, ExcelinEd is highlighting the increased demand for information technology and computer science, as well as what businesses, education leaders and policymakers can do to prepare students for this growing field.
ExcelinEd and Code.org’s IT + CS Business Advisory Council recently released Addressing America’s Growing Demand for IT and CS: The Case for Change in K–12 Education, which identifies what businesses, education leaders and policymakers can do to address our nation’s information technology and computer science skills gap. It is time more students have the learning opportunities families want and our nation’s employers need.
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Celebrating #ITprofessionals, with a special focus on the next steps you can take to advance your career.https://t.co/aOD1ZL7Viu#Coding #Programming #ITproDay #ITprofessionalsDay #NetAcad #CiscoCert #CiscoLiveLA #HispanicHeritageMonth #DevNet #Education #Career @Cisco pic.twitter.com/4oBzJA9HBB
— Cisco DevNet (@CiscoDevNet) September 17, 2019
Happy #ITProDay to all of our alumni and students working as IT professionals. Let us know how @ISTatPENNSTATE prepared you for a career in keeping individuals and businesses connected and productive. pic.twitter.com/RXlTO8BBsr
— Penn State IST (@ISTatPENNSTATE) September 17, 2019
Happy #ITProfessionalsDay! To celebrate, try turning your computer off, then turning it back on again.
— Alexa (@alexa99) September 17, 2019
— ExcelinEd (@ExcelinEd) September 17, 2019